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BALLANTYNE | wire NOW OPEN Casual Dining Restaurant Debuts Vine American Kitchen, a locally owned casual restaurant, is now open on Johnston Road near Wells Fargo. The menu features fresh ingredients with signature dishes such as New Orleans barbecue shrimp, smoked baby back ribs and Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes, along with salads, burgers and sandwiches, handmade flatbreads and starters. Private dining options include the Barrel Room with audio- visual capabilities and the Fireside Terrace with retractable windows for indoor or open-air events. An outdoor patio with a fire pit is also available. Vine has a full bar and extensive wine list. Details: Boutique Opens in Village Cheeky Bean, a boutique that sells contemporary women's clothing and accessories, recently opened in Ballantyne Village. The store is owned by Ballantyne resident Justine Hundley, who launched Cheeky Bean as an online store, but due to customer demand, is providing more customized client service. Brands carried include Scrapbook Clothing, Olive & Oak, Hourglass Lilly, Basically Me and Sira & Mara. Check the store's website for after- hours events and specials, StoneCrest Adds Tennis Store Queen City Tennis Shop is now open in StoneCrest next to Target. The new specialty store owned by Mike Leffke, a former teaching professional, sells racquets, strings and grips, and offers fast turnaround on racquet stringing. Brands include Babolat, Head, Wilson, Prince, Lija, Fila, Tail, K-Swiss, Bolle, LBH and Eleven. Details: 704-910-1625 or Movie House Comes to Arboretum Cinebarre Theater, a movie theater that serves restaurant- style food and drinks during films, has opened its first Charlotte location in the Arboretum. Cinebarre also prohibits children under three and requires teens under 18 to be accompanied by an adult. The goal is to provide a more grown-up movie experience. Ticket prices are the same as regular movie theaters, with shows consisting of first-run and Indie films. Cinebarre holds "Cry Baby" show times every first Tuesday of a film's release for parents with young children. Info: 704-543-4581. Youth Learning Center Opens Ballantyne Reading Academy for the Very Young is now open in the Fox Run Business Park on Lancaster Highway. The new learning center offers customized tutoring in reading, writing, oral fluency and penmanship for children entering preschool and beyond. Info: 22 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE SWEET CHARITIES Folds of Honor Gains $12,500 The Golf Club at Ballantyne and Dana Rader Golf School recently participated in Patriot Golf Day, raising nearly $12,500 to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization that provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving the nation. The club accepted donations for three days in September in exchange for complimentary buckets of range balls and rounds of golf depending on donation amount. The Dana Rader Golf School accepted donations throughout September. Jointly supported by PGA of America and the United States Golf Association, Patriot Golf Day has allowed the Folds of Honor Foundation to distribute more than 2,000 scholarships internationally. More info or to donate: WINTER 2012-2013

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